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LargeUp contributor and producer/DJ Echo Slim gave us a preview of his “unorthodox sound crew” Yaga Sounds on Mixtape Mondays a few weeks back. Now the Miami-based squad—part sound system and part live band, it also includes Joshua “Gappo” Manning (keyboardist for Beres Hammond, and son of The Abyssinians’ Donald Manning) and engineer Flexx.
“Trinipedia is a mobile app and we are now launching a project called ‘Shak Shak’ which is introducing the app to Trinidad for the first time. What the app does is scan images and gives you content... We’ve joined with the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism to now bring the project forward using their content, our content…What we realise is that now cellphones have become so much more pervasive. Kids refuse to read books; they’re not even into television that much, just on their phones constantly, they’re walking in the streets heads down. I think I almost knocked a kid over just now; she was like on her phone. So what we wanted to do was find a way to reach the children, using our real culture, our heritage, just keep it alive," says Trinipedia co-founder Deidre Cristal Lee Kin.Read More